ORCHIDANTHA SARAWAKENSIS SP. NOV. (ZINGIBERALES : LOWIACEAE), A NEW SPECIES ENDEMIC TO EAST MALAYSIA, BORNEO

Mohd Yusoff, Syauqina and Meekiong, Kalu and Aimi Syazana, Sedek (2019) ORCHIDANTHA SARAWAKENSIS SP. NOV. (ZINGIBERALES : LOWIACEAE), A NEW SPECIES ENDEMIC TO EAST MALAYSIA, BORNEO. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 31 (3). pp. 371-376. ISSN 2521-9847

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Abstract

Lowiaceae is one of the eight families in Zingiberales and comprises a single genus, Orchidantha. This genus is restricted to South-East Asia and poorly known among Zingiberales. Currently, there are 25 species including a new species from Sarikei, Sarawak, O. sarawakensis Syauqina & Meekiong which is described and illustrated in this paper. Orchidantha sarawakensis is compared with species described in South-East Asia and also species described in Borneo. The comparison shows that O. sarawakensis is closely related to O. megalantha Škorničk. & AD Poulsen and O. holttumii K Larsen. The features that delineate O. sarawakensis as a new species is that its labellum possesses a prominent extended midrib throughout the apex with spiral-like structure, curved upwards and a Y-shaped secretion tissue called viscidium. A key of Orchidantha to all Malaysian species is presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orchidantha holttumii, O. megalantha, spiral-like, Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Kalu
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 04:44
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 00:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31825

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